Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog. Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication information provided by the publisher. Contents may have variations from the printed book or be incomplete or contain other coding.
Contents List of tables and figures viii List of appendices x Acknowledgement xi Preface xii Chronology of events xv 1 Introduction 1 Water -- a blessing or a curse 1 International freshwater management: Conflicts and resolution mechanisms 2 The Gabcˇíkovo-Nagymaros Project (GNP) 4 Environmental monitoring: A possible solution? 5 Why and what? 6 2 Transboundary river problems 9 3 The Gabcˇíkovo-Nagymaros Project 12 Legal setting: From the judgment of the International Court of Justice 12 Physical characteristics 16 Water management in the Danube River basin 16 Physical characteristics of the middle Danube 23 History of regulation works in the middle reaches of the Danube 25 Physical impacts of early regulation works 26 History of the Gabcˇíkovo-Nagymaros Project 27 Technical description 29 Main structures of ``Variant C'' at Cˇunovo, rkm 1851.75 (a temporary measure on the territory of Slovakia) 30 Conflicting environmental claims 31 4 Environmental monitoring of an international river 34 Principles of environmental monitoring 34 Joint environmental monitoring on areas affected by the Gabcˇíkovo Part of the Gabcˇíkovo-Nagymaros Project 37 Legal and institutional framework and objectives 37 Historical background and results from independent monitoring of the GNP-affected areas 42 Hydrological regime of surface water 46 Surface water quality 49 Hydrological regime of groundwater 52 Groundwater quality 55 Soil monitoring 59 Forest monitoring 64 Biota monitoring 72 Other monitored components 85 Joint monitoring results 90 Hydrological regime of surface water 90 Surface water quality 91 Hydrological regime of groundwater 92 Groundwater quality 94 Soil monitoring 94 Forest monitoring 95 Biota monitoring 96 Evaluation and recommendations 97 5 Managing international waters: Concluding remarks 104 Acronyms and abbreviations 107 References 109 Glossary 123 Agreement 129 Index &unno;
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Water resources development Political aspects Danube River Region, Water resources development Environmental aspects Danube River Region, Environmental monitoring Danube River Region, Gabécâikovo-Nagymaros Project